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Re: How to add my station's Antenna type to outgoing spots on places like PSKReporter ?

KD7YZ Bob
 

On 4/9/2019 18:29, Dave AA6YQ wrote:

+ The easiest way to search the reference documentation ...
<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm#Documentation>
nice. just D/L all PDF, thanks again
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73
Bob KD7YZ
AMSAT LM #901

Re: TQSL Unable To Contact LOTW

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 7:36 PM Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:


+ The ARRL recently had problems with its internet service provider; this situation was corrected yesterday.
A ha. I wondered as I, too, had issues. In fact, I need to see if
those 2 QSOs I was trying to upload are still stuck in my queue. I
could see that they'd appeared on the LOTW web interface, but TQSL
could never get the A-OK from its interface.



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Re: How to add my station's Antenna type to outgoing spots on places like PSKReporter ?

KD7YZ Bob
 

On 4/9/2019 19:28, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
PSKReporter is not connected to the worldwide cluster network
well well. didn't realise that one. Thanks info.


KD7YZ Bob

Re: Spot Collector Doesn't Connect to W1NR Node

Mark Robinson
 

thanks Dave

On 09-Apr-19 8:34 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Is there another working USA node that you recommend ?

+ For New England, I use K1TTT:

k1ttt.net port 7373

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Spot Collector Doesn't Connect to W1NR Node

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

There should not be any geographic consideration in your selection of cluster nodes, provided that you connect to one that is able to filter with adequate precision. For example, with ARCluster V6, you can filter by spotterstate, even if the node is physically in Maryland (W3LPL) or W9PA (Indiana?). I use W9PA, because W3LPL is in MD, and his antennas are too good. He hears many things I can't.

+ While all nodes eventually receive all spots, they don't receive all spots simultaneously. The closer the node is to the spotting station, the faster the node is likely to receive the spot relative to other nodes. I've seen differences of up to 60 seconds. That can be the difference between working a needed DX station before the cluster hordes arrive and spending a couple of hours in a pileup.

+ Thus I recommend that DXers choose a node in Europe, a node in Asia, a node on the US west coast, and a node on the US east coast.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Spot Collector Doesn't Connect to W1NR Node

Pete Smith
 

There should not be any geographic consideration in your selection of cluster nodes, provided that you connect to one that is able to filter with adequate precision.  For example, with ARCluster V6, you can filter by spotterstate, even if the node is physically in Maryland (W3LPL) or W9PA (Indiana?). I use W9PA, because W3LPL is in MD, and his antennas are too good.  He hears many things I can't.

K1TTT is a bad choice, particularly for CW, because his Internet connection lacks sufficient bandwidth for the spot volume on this mode, so he has blocked all CW Skimmer spots

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network 
at <http://reversebeacon.net>, now 
spotting RTTY activity worldwide. 
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 4/9/2019 8:34 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Is there another working USA node that you recommend ?

+ For New England, I use K1TTT:

k1ttt.net  port 7373

            73,

                  Dave, AA6YQ





Re: TQSL Unable To Contact LOTW

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I get the "TQSL Unable To Contact LOTW" message occasionally. I think it's due (mainly) to network congestion. Our internet connection used to be via ADSL over copper, which got slower and slower, so we switched to a mobile broadband service which delivers higher bandwidth. Since that change, the incidences of this message has decreased.

However; this message did appear about two days ago, and also at that time DXKeeper was having problems downloading QSLs from LOTW: in one instance DXKeeper timed out after the full minute (as evidenced by the countdown timer in the dialogue box which is displayed when retrieving this information from LOTW), and in another instance DXKeeper froze at the "58 seconds to go" point and I had to manually terminate the application.

+ The ARRL recently had problems with its internet service provider; this situation was corrected yesterday.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Spot Collector Doesn't Connect to W1NR Node

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Is there another working USA node that you recommend ?

+ For New England, I use K1TTT:

k1ttt.net port 7373

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: TQSL Unable To Contact LOTW

Mike Dower
 

I get the "TQSL Unable To Contact LOTW" message occasionally. I think it's due (mainly) to network congestion. Our internet connection used to be via ADSL over copper, which got slower and slower, so we switched to a mobile broadband service which delivers higher bandwidth. Since that change, the incidences of this message has decreased.

However; this message did appear about two days ago, and also at that time DXKeeper was having problems downloading QSLs from LOTW: in one instance DXKeeper timed out after the full minute (as evidenced by the countdown timer in the dialogue box which is displayed when retrieving this information from LOTW), and in another instance DXKeeper froze at the "58 seconds to go" point and I had to manually terminate the application.

Mike VK2IG

Re: Spot Collector Doesn't Connect to W1NR Node

Mark Robinson
 

Is there another working USA node that you recommend ?

73 Mark N1UK

On 09-Apr-19 7:46 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I notice that my connection to W1NR never connects on Spot Collector, it times out. My 3 other connections are fine.

I have W1NR configured as


dx.w1nr.net


I see from this list

http://www.dxcluster.info/telnet/index.php

that I should maybe using dxc.w1nr.net


I tried that as well but I can still not connect to W1NR

What am I doing wrong ?

+ Attempting to connect to a node that is not working correctly.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Spot Collector Doesn't Connect to W1NR Node

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I notice that my connection to W1NR never connects on Spot Collector, it times out. My 3 other connections are fine.

I have W1NR configured as


dx.w1nr.net


I see from this list

http://www.dxcluster.info/telnet/index.php

that I should maybe using dxc.w1nr.net


I tried that as well but I can still not connect to W1NR

What am I doing wrong ?

+ Attempting to connect to a node that is not working correctly.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: DX Keeper DXCC Challenge

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

My DXKeeper log contains 241 band slot QSO's more then my LOTW standings.

+ By "LoTW standings", are you referring to DXCC entity-band confirmations, or DXCC entity-bands to which award credit has been granted (referred to in DXLab as "verified entity-bands")?

+ I have tried the COMPARE button in the PROGRESS Tab but Im not clear on what I am seeing.

"The Compare button reports any discrepancies between your DXCC Account credits and the current log's DXCC Entity, Entity-Band, and Entity-Mode verification data by using your LotW username and password to download the ARRL's DXCC Award Credit Report for the specified DXCC account number; this report shows the entity, entity-band, and entity mode credits you've been granted for each DXCC entity.

+ The above is from <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Progress.htm#Verification%20discrepancies>

What I would like to see is an exception report that ID's the extra 241 band slots that DX Keeper apparently contains.

+ DXKeeper provides discrepancy reporting for DXCC award credits. If the "DXCC Compare" function reports 1 or more discrepancies, I suggest that you understand their cause; that process may reveal the source of any other discrepancies that may be present.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: How to add my station's Antenna type to outgoing spots on places like PSKReporter ?

Robert Froelich
 

Bob, go to File Settings in WSJT-X. On the Frequencies tab at the bottom half you can add station information for each band. Just right click, fill in the information and click insert.

Bob KW9U

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Subject: [DXLab] How to add my station's Antenna type to outgoing spots on places like PSKReporter ?

I have been learning to use both SpotCollector, as well as WinWarbler.
Am using PSK31.

I was wondering how to add my Antenna Type in "Spots" so that when somebody highlights their "Spot" on PSKReporter, my setup is seen.

Currently I can get that data there by annotating it inside WSJTx.

How do I accomplish that through WW or SC?

I believe I have read through the WiKi for both WW & SC but maybe I missed the place.

thanks

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Bob KD7YZ
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Re: How to add my station's Antenna type to outgoing spots on places like PSKReporter ?

Dave AA6YQ
 

PSKReporter is not connected to the worldwide cluster network. Thus you should not expect that your outgoing spots to the worldwide cluster network would appear in PSKReporter.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


On 4/9/2019 10:44, Pete Smith wrote:
but being able to see antenna differences (between W3LPL's massive
arrays and my active vertical, for example) could help the user to
calibrate the meaning of SNRs from different stations.
Hello Pete.
Yuh, that's the reason I like to get mine 'presented' to a reporter-site such as the RBN or PSKReporter.

Sometimes I try to run 1 watt or less on 160m or 80m, just to see if I can reach Australia (Western) ... that point of the earth directly under me, so to say. So if the chap has a LOOP and is reporting me, I am ecstatic. If he has some sort of directional, then I learn something from that too.

This may be a moot issue since, so far, and despite having "Spot"
checked on SC-Config-Spot Sources, I have yet, in ten hours, to see proof SC sent a report to whatever I am using for a TelNet Cluster. I tried IRC and I tried N6Ws and then K1RFI ... the three that were in the 'TelNet Clusters Tab on my issue of SC.

Note too, that in Spotcollector, I see nearly constant "Local" Source Spots from the decodes of my WinWarbler, on 20m right now.


But Nada on PSKReporter . When I run WSJTx & JtAlertx I see boucoup 'spots' from me. Highlite them and you see my antenna, fwiw.

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Spot Collector Doesn't Connect to W1NR Node

Mark Robinson
 

I notice that my connection to W1NR never connects on Spot Collector, it times out.  My 3 other connections are fine.

I have W1NR configured as


dx.w1nr.net      


I see from this list

http://www.dxcluster.info/telnet/index.php

that I should maybe using   dxc.w1nr.net


I tried that as well but I can still not connect to W1NR

What am I doing wrong ?

73 Mark N1UK

Re: How to add my station's Antenna type to outgoing spots on places like PSKReporter ?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have been learning to use both SpotCollector, as well as WinWarbler.
Am using PSK31.

I was wondering how to add my Antenna Type in "Spots" so that when somebody highlights their "Spot" on PSKReporter, my setup is seen.

+ Clicking the Spot button in the "QSO Info" panel on WinWarbler's Main window will generate an outgoing spot, assuming you have one of SpotCollector's Spot Sources designated to convey outgoing spots. Depressing the CTRL key while clicking the Spot button will prompt you to specify spot notes. You can specify default Spot notes in the "Default Settings" panel on the Log tab of WinWarbler's Configuration window.

I believe I have read through the WiKi for both WW & SC but maybe I missed the place.

+ The Wiki ("Getting Started with DXLab") is not comprehensive; it provides step-by-step instructions for common usage scenarios, but not for all usage scenarios. The Reference documentation is comprehensive:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Logging.htm#Generating%20DX%20Spots>

+ The easiest way to search the reference documentation is by downloading it in PDF format; there's one PDF file for each DXLab application. Mike K9UW provides an updated PDF file after every new DXLab application release:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm#Documentation>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

DX Keeper DXCC Challenge

invl160 Davis
 

My DXKeeper log contains 241 band slot QSO's more then my LOTW standings.  I have tried the COMPARE button in the PROGRESS Tab but Im not clear on what I am seeing.
What I would like to see is an exception  report that ID's the extra 241 band slots that DX Keeper apparently contains.  I can then manually look at each exception and see if I might have a QSL card on hand to fill the slot in DXCC.

How do I do this?

Frank VO1HP

Re: How to add my station's Antenna type to outgoing spots on places like PSKReporter ?

KD7YZ Bob
 

On 4/9/2019 10:44, Pete Smith wrote:
but being able to see antenna differences (between W3LPL's massive
arrays and my active vertical, for example) could help the user to
calibrate the meaning of SNRs from different stations.
Hello Pete.
Yuh, that's the reason I like to get mine 'presented' to a reporter-site
such as the RBN or PSKReporter.

Sometimes I try to run 1 watt or less on 160m or 80m, just to see if I
can reach Australia (Western) ... that point of the earth directly under
me, so to say. So if the chap has a LOOP and is reporting me, I am
ecstatic. If he has some sort of directional, then I learn something
from that too.

This may be a moot issue since, so far, and despite having "Spot"
checked on SC-Config-Spot Sources, I have yet, in ten hours, to see
proof SC sent a report to whatever I am using for a TelNet Cluster. I
tried IRC and I tried N6Ws and then K1RFI ... the three that were in the
'TelNet Clusters Tab on my issue of SC.

Note too, that in Spotcollector, I see nearly constant "Local" Source
Spots from the decodes of my WinWarbler, on 20m right now.


But Nada on PSKReporter . When I run WSJTx & JtAlertx I see boucoup
'spots' from me. Highlite them and you see my antenna, fwiw.

--
73
Bob KD7YZ
AMSAT LM #901

Re: TQSL Unable To Contact LOTW

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Anyone else seeing this error when opening DX Keeper?

"DXKeeper: Updates From LOTW"
"TQSL is unable to contact LOTW"

+ Working correctly here.

+ Were any Windows or anti-malware updates installed since the last time you started DXKeeper?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: How to add my station's Antenna type to outgoing spots on places like PSKReporter ?

Pete Smith
 

Just my opinion, but a major shortcoming of both PSKReporter and the RBN is that they report signal-to-noise ratio, which is critically dependent on antenna directivity, among other variables, such as the ambient noise at each QTH.  There's really no easy (or even hard) way around this, but being able to see antenna differences (between W3LPL's massive arrays and my active vertical, for example) could help the user to calibrate the meaning of SNRs from different stations.

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network 
at <http://reversebeacon.net>, now 
spotting RTTY activity worldwide. 
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 4/9/2019 8:44 AM, KA9JAC wrote:

I am curious to know why you want to include your antenna type in a spot?

73
Bob

On 4/9/2019 7:39 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:
On 4/9/2019 08:32, KD7YZ Bob wrote:

I was wondering how to add my Antenna Type in "Spots"
well, "maybe:" I found the answer ... In WW-Config-Spot Notes, there
appears to be a blank line with a pull-down ...for annotations.

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Bob KD7YZ
AMSAT LM #901






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